I was prescribed 25 mg of nortriptyline for migraines and for chronic pain due to a car accident. I took it for 9 days and was dizzy and constantly exhausted. I found myself falling asleep sitting up. When I spoke with the doctor he told me to stop taking it immediately. Now I am lightheaded and have had a splitting frontal headache (my migraines have been centered in my right temple for the last 30 years). Does anyone know how long I should expect to feel like this?
Couldn't answer that question because of the fact that everyone's body structure is different in mass, height, weight, heredity, sensitivity to various allergies plus normal everyday life patterns of activity. Myself the medications you mentioned were palatable with only slight dry mouth reactions. In fact as long as the Dept of Labor & Industries provided them to me free of charge they kept me functioning and on the job. When they concluded that they couldn't continue to make it for my life long crutch kaput. Am on my own and couldn't work so lost my job. Now am only able to survive thanks to the charity of family's understanding & unconditional love.
Am 6'2" weigh 235# anglo-judeo-christian married living with Spouse who works. Seeing an M.D. regularly plus ingesting probably sufficient medications to assist me in living well into my 80's. Although this situation is only possible because the pace of life is at my own speed and naps are taken when needed.
Living in chronic pain is possible without pain relievers. There's proof because am doing it.
Hi, I took Nortriptyline about 15 years ago for 2 weeks for migraine. I also had several bad reactions to it, including some dizziness,tiredness and being very sensitive to any type of flickering/flashing light. After I stopped taking it my problems from it gradually went away and were all gone in about 7 days.
- Nortriptyline Information for Consumers
- Nortriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nortriptyline (detailed)
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